David Rios Insua and Simon French (eds)
Web based interactions to support participation and deliberative democracy are coming, and coming fast. In some instances, the Internet is already permeating politics. However, it is far from clear if the processes involved in these interactions are meaningful and valid, and most of the research in the field has focused largely on technologies to facilitate or automate the standard democratic instruments involved, such as e-voting and e-debating. This book, though, uses the point of view of the Group Decision and Negotiation approach to thoroughly discuss how web-based decision support tools can be used for public policy decision making.
This is the first comprehensive review of e-participation and e-democracy.
Springer, 2010 (364 pp., ISBN 978-90-481-9044-7)